Philly jury returns Monday in clinic murder case

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By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury is scheduled to start a fourth full day of deliberations in the case of a Philadelphia abortion provider facing multiple counts of murder.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is charged with killing four babies allegedly born alive at his clinic in West Philadelphia. The clinic severed mostly low-income women and teens, and went years without a state inspection.

Gosnell also is charged with hundreds of abortion-law violations, for allegedly performing third-trimester abortions and failing to counsel patients. The 72-year-old doctor is also charged in the 2009 overdose death of a patient.

Co-defendant Eileen O'Neill is charged with billing as a doctor when she did not have a license.

The seven women and five men on the jury are set to return Monday to weigh weeks of graphic testimony and legal arguments.

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